Vacancy for Chef

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Location Luton LU1
Contract Type Permanent - Employee
Working Days Saturday & Sunday
Working Times Between 08:30am and 2:30pm
Shift Pattern Days
Working Hours per Week 12 hours
Pay Rate £12.00 per hour
Job Reference VE/15309/3/rc

You’ll ensure the provision of a high standard of food quality, preparing, cooking and presenting food to the highest standards in a clean, tidy and safe environment. You’ll also supervise a small team of staff and be responsible for meeting budgets and managing cash.

Main Duties:

  • Maximise profitable sales by the introduction & maintenance of food service brands
  • Plan and cost menus as per company and client specification
  • To continuously develop and improve food quality and hygiene standards across all areas
  • Preparation and service of all restaurant & hospitality requirements
  • To have knowledge of changes in legislation
  • To respond to any reasonable request of the company or client
  • To assist with staff recruitment, staff training, development & motivation of staff
  • To ensure that adequate products, equipment and materials are properly stored.
  • Deliver a consistent level of service within the company’s standard & contract specification and agreed performance, qualitative and financial targets
  • Ensure all costs & expenditure is within the budgeted levels agreed between the client & OCS. Control all costs such as labour, expenses, cash purchases as agreed with your line manager
  • Effectively manage the preparation and completion of menu planning, ordering & accurate stock control
  • Timely recording & remitting of all company bookwork. Obtaining purchases from OCS nominated suppliers
  • Assist with disciplinary and grievance issues consistently, fairly and in line with company policy.
  • Comply with Company & statutory regulations relating to Food Safety, Health & Safety at work, cleanliness, COSHH, Fire & Accident Reporting.
  • Carry out on the job training in such areas as Food Safety, Health & Safety, Unit evacuation policy, dangerous equipment and basic food hygiene.
  • Initiate a process of continuous improvement by undertaking company promotions & extraordinary merchandising initiatives to ensure the profitable growth of the contract

To be successful in the role, you will need:

  • Practical experience in a quality establishment
  • Management experience within catering environment gained in contract catering
  • People management skills
  • Good knowledge of Food Safety & Health & Safety
  • 706/1/2 or equivalent
  • HND Membership of HCIMA desirable
  • Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate

What will you get in return?

  • A pension scheme- to save for the future - eligibility rules apply
  • Access to high street discounts
  • Access to low interest loans
  • Recognition scheme ‘OCS Stars’- monetary rewards given to top performers
  • Training and Development- apprenticeships, e-learning, English as a Second Language and our award nominated ‘Impact’ Programme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Wellbeing Support

Why join OCS Group Ltd?

From providing a first-class shopping experience at major retail and leisure establishments, to maintaining critical factory facilities for well-known industrial organisations, to supporting the patient journey at large hospitals, we provide the essential services that keep businesses and societies running day in and day out.

We are the largest family-owned facilities management services company in the world and we deliver over 70 accredited services internationally.

OCS prides itself as a company that has family values.

We take CARE of you; We act SAFELY and responsibly; We are TRUSTWORTHY; We work as EXPERTS.